Spanish languageValer - To Be Worth - Spanish Expressions
 
Valer literally means "to be worth" and is used in many Spanish expressions.
  
valer to be worth
  to be useful
  to be valid
  to cost
  (math) to equal
  to win
   
hacerse valer to assert oneself
hacer valer su autoridad to impose one's authority
hacer valer sus derechos to stand up for one's rights
no valer nada para alguien to mean nothing to someone
no valer para algo to be no good at something
no valer para nada to be useless
valer la pena to be worth it, worth the trouble
valer lo que pesa (en oro) (informal) to be worth its weight in gold
valer para algo to be good (enough) for
valer por to be worth (able to be exchanged for)
valer por algo to be worth something
   
¿Cuánto vale un dólar en euros? How much is a dollar worth in euros? How many euros are there to the dollar?
demostrar que vale to demonstrate one's worth
eso no vale that's not fair; it's no good/use
¡Eso no vale! That's not allowed! They/You can't do that!
este mismo valdrá this one will do
le valió un(a) ___ it earned him/her a ____ (prize, reward), it brought/caused him/her (trouble, scolding)
¡más le vale! he'd better!
¡más te vale! you'd better!
más vale así it's better this/that way
más vale mantener esto en secreto it would be better to keep this secret
más vale no hacerlo it's better not to do it
más vale prevenir que curar an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
más vale que you'd better
más vale tarde que nunca better late than never
más vale un «toma» que dos «te daré» a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
¡No hay... que valga! Don't ... me! Don't give me that!
no hay discusión que valga I don't want any arguments
¡No hay excusa que valga! No excuses!
¡No hay pero que valga! No buts about it!
no vale mirar don't look, you're not allowed to look
¿Puedo...? No, eso no vale. Can I...? No, that's not allowed.
___ también vale para ti ___ goes for you too
vale (interjection) OK, fine, sure; that's enough
vale mucho como ____ to be a good ____
valga la expresión for lack of a better expression
valga la redundancia if you'll pardon the redundancy
¡Válgame (Dios)! God help me!
ya no me vale it's no good/use to me now
   
no puede valerse por sí mismo he can't take care of/look after himself, manage/cope on his own any more
valerse de algo/alguien to use something/someone
ya no se vale solo he can't take care of/look after himself, manage/cope on his own any more
 

Valer is a g verb

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